The WCARA operating center is located in the Voice of America Building. This facility has been undergoing restoration for several years, which has prevented the installation of permanent antennas.
A 60 foot tower containing a HF tri-band beam, a 6 meter beam, and a 2 meter beam antenna is located at the west end of the building.
A 60 foot tower containing a tri-band beam HF antenna is located on the wooden switch gear in the north lot of the VOA facility. A HF vertical antenna is also mounted at this location, along with a 60 foot tower holding a commercial 440 MHz vertical antenna used with the 443.650 repeater. Various wire antennas are hung between these towers.
A dual band vertical antenna serves the VHF/UHF operation.
A mag mount dual band 146/440 antenna is mounted inside the upper level of the guard tower for the remote 446.300 (123.0) receiver.
A 2 meter antenna is also mounted inside the tower and is used for EchoLink communication.
Future plans are for the erection of multiple 80 ft. self supporting towers for both HF & VHF/UHF use.
Lightning protection for the station has been upgraded. Here are some photos of the arrestors which have been installed.